Our Reseller in South Africa (Integri –Sec) had identified that there was an increased proliferation of counterfeit Vehicle Licence Plates in circulation.
The consequences of counterfeit licences are:
- Uninsured vehicles
- Scrapped and unsafe vehicles on the roads
- Loss of Government revenue
- Vehicles involved in crime are extremely difficult to detect
It was vitally important therefore to provide a solution that ensured only genuine licence plates were in circulation and to close the loop to prevent genuine blank plates being illegally issued.
Following the launch of the Australian Aviation Security Act was the need to ensure and demonstrate that staff working within secure airport locations were displaying authentic and valid ID.
The Aviation Security ID Card (ASIC) is displayed by an individual who has passed the necessary background security checks and is used to gain unescorted access to secure areas of the airport.
The aim of the project was to:
- Reduce unlawful interference with aviation
- Try to eliminate the risk of terrorism
- Reduce costs of secure escort
- Provide a card with clear public recognition
At the start of the project Security Foiling worked as a consultant for a central government to increase the security of the country’s Birth Certificate.
The existing certificate was a watermarked paper with some level of security print which were personalised at 15 different birth registration centres.
The Government has identified that the Birth Certificates were being counterfeited and altered in order for unscrupulous individuals to:
- Obtain a genuine Passport
- Open a Bank Account in an assumed name
- Claim Social Security
- Obtain residency
- Buy property (Money Laundering)
Our brief was to devise a system that would allow Birth Certificates to be issued securely in a format that would be extremely difficult to counterfeit or alter.
At the start of the project, Security Foiling were presented with a National Driving Licence which was constructed of a paper card body and laminated with a plain polyester laminate.
The Issuing Government had identified the following issues as a direct result of counterfeited Driving Licences:
- Poor Driving Standards with high accident rates
- Increase in uninsured vehicles
- Increase in unlicensed vehicles (unpaid road fund duty)
- Loss of revenue
- Counterfeit Licences used to procure other documents.
The brief was clear and challenging: propose a system to secure Driving Licences within the existing framework with the minimum of financial outlay.
The existing issuance framework involved pre-printed sets of Licences personalised through a desktop printer in an A4 format, separated and then individually laminated through a standard desktop type printer.
At the start of the project Security Foiling worked as a consultant for a central government to increase the security of the country’s Property Registration Certificate The existing certificate was a heavily calendered paper with some level of security print which were personalised at 36 different property registration centres. The Government had identified that the Property Registration Certificate were being counterfeited and altered in order for unscrupulous individuals to:
- Avoid Registration fees
- Evade Property taxation
- Pay reduced capital gains tax
Our brief was to devise a system that would allow the Property Registration Certificates throughout the 36 registration centres to be issued securely in a format that would be extremely difficult to counterfeit or alter.
Deliver secure plastic cards which are easily authenticated using the eye and include covert features for more detailed examination. A simple, flexible, low volume solution was required to supply three types of card denoting access permissions to airside areas of the airport.
Australia introduced mandatory Airside Security Identification Cards (ASIC) and Marine Security Identification Cards (MSIC) to prove background checks for individuals to gain unescorted access to secure areas of airports and seaports. Holograms need to be added to these cards when they are issued at 24 airports and 8 seaports.